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USW Sponsors Hole for Massac County High School Golf Team Fundraiser

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USW Local 7-669 sponsored hole #3 at the fundraising golf scramble benefiting the Massac County High School Golf Team that was held July 29, 2016 at the Metropolis Country Club.  The tournament was a success, with great weather and plenty of community support from many local businesses.  Pictured are 7-669 members Franklin Walter and Eric McClellan, who also participated in the event.

Members of USW 7-669 at the Metropolis Rebuilding Together diner
Members of USW 7-669 at the Metropolis Rebuilding Together diner

USW 7-669 participating in Metropolis Rebuilding Together

On November 22, 2014, members of USW 7-669 participated in the Metropolis Rebuilding Together fund raising diner at the Baymont Inn in Metropolis, Illinois.  Our Local Union also donated prizes for the silent auction.  All proceeds raised will help fund the Rebuilding Together efforts this year in Metropolis.

Pictured from left to right are: Butch Bray, Mark Beard, Jeremy Long, Eric McClellan, Stephen Lech, Christian Musselman, & Franklin Walter

USW Toy Drive A Huge Success

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When the talks began to organize a toy drive for the victims of the November 17th tornado that ripped through Brookport, IL we had no idea of the amount of outreach we would receive.  The toy drive was held on December 3rd at the USW 7-669 union hall, and was helped with promotion by local news stations KFVS 12 of Cape Girardeau, MO and WPSD Local 6 of Paducah, KY on what is being called "Giving Tuesday."

USW To Hold Toy Drive For Brookport Tornado Victims

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In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Illinois Sunday, November 17th that claimed 6 lives, 3 Massac County residents from in and around the town of Brookport, United Steelworkers Local 7-669 will be hosting a toy drive to benefit families hit by the storm.
“We understand that everyone’s immediate needs seem to be met, so we wanted to do something to help ease a little pressure this holiday season off of those attempting to recover and put their lives back together,” said Franklin Walter, the union’s Community Outreach Chairman.  “Hopefully we can help these families have one less thing to worry about.”
New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the United Steelworkers 7-669 union hall, located at 3831 U.S. Hwy 45, Metropolis, IL on Tuesday, December 3rd between 4 and 8pm. More...


Left to Right: Franklin Walter, Eric McClellan, Stephen Lech, Steve Glidden, John Paul Smith
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Members of USW 7-669's Executive Board attended the Metropolis Rebuilding Together Dinner at Harrah's Casino November 24, 2013. Rebuilding Together provides critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners across the United States.  The dinner is the primary fundraiser for the program in Metropolis.  The Rebuilding Together work day will be held in April where the Local will have a team.

USW 7-669 receives prestigious Karen Silkwood Award!

Our local Union has received the 2012 Karen Silkwood award.  This award is given to local unions for union building and solidarity through health, safety and environment.  It is named for Karen Silkwood, a Union Sister who died under mysterious circumstances while she was on her way to deliver papers exposing serious safety problems at a nuclear fuels plant.  Read about it here.

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